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King County supports you at work by providing private wellness and lactation rooms in some worksites. The primary purpose of these rooms is to accommodate lactating mothers, according to King County’s Lactation Accommodation Policy. Some rooms may also be used by employees for resting and other wellness purposes.

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Building Room #/Floor Purpose Privacy Access and other notes Contact
Administration Building Fifth floor, near women’s restroom

 

Shared purpose, wellness and lactation room

 

Private room, single user at a time

 

Room contains two recliners, power outlet and adjustable lights. A restroom is nearby. To reserve the room, create a New Meeting in Outlook, and invite Admin Bldg Wellness Room as a required attendee.

HealthyIncentives@kingcounty.gov

 

Chinook Building Eighth floor Shared purpose, wellness and lactation room

Two spaces for pumping that are made private by full length curtains

Two cots with no curtains

Check in at the reception desk in the Chinook lobby for one-time access to the eighth floor

For regular access, contact Heidi Williams

The room includes a sink and a small refrigerator

Heidi Williams, Office Manager for Performance, Strategy, and Budget (PSB)

Tenth floor Lactation room Private room, solely for pumping

Has pump in the room

Sink and refrigerator in staff lunchroom next door

Contacts can give access to Outlook calendar

Mara Andrus, Nutritionist Consultant or Ginny Socha, Administrative Specialist
Eleventh floor Shared purpose, wellness and lactation room Private room for pumping and phone use Contact can give access to Outlook calendar Della Morris, Administrator
Thirteenth floor Lactation room Private room with a lock, a desk, chair and phone

Has pump in the room

No sink in the room, but washroom and kitchen are nearby

Cynthia Cummings, Administrative Specialist or Kay Kongsy, Administrative Specialist

 

Elections Three rooms available: One on first floor and two on the second floor (North Quiet and South Quiet room) Shared purpose Private room, single user at a time

No sink nearby except those in restrooms

Employees check in at the front desk for access

HR staff at Elections
King Street Center

Lactation room: Eighth floor

Wellness room: First floor near the activity center

Lactation room is only used by nursing mothers

Wellness room is used by anyone who needs a quiet space

The lactation room is a shared space

The wellness room is for a single user at a time

King Street Center employees: Contact your human resources staff for access

Visitors to the building: Visit the Security Desk in the lobby for access

Wellness room: First come, first served

Contact your human resources staff
MRJC, DAJD employees Across from the Community Room in secured staff area Lactation room only Private room, single user at a time

Contact DAJD staff for access

There is no sink nearby

Sgt. David Richardson

More information:

Lactation rooms are private, secure, accommodating and reasonably close to the employee’s work area. When possible they’re located near a sink with hot water and soap (for hand washing and cleaning of equipment) and a refrigerator for storage of expressed breast milk.

Employees in work locations that do not have a designated lactation room should arrange with their supervisor and Human Resources Manager to identify a location to be used as a lactation room.

Additional resources:

  • La Leche League Helpline - offers phone support 24 hours a day. Callers have access to the most current breastfeeding information, support from a helpline volunteer who is an accredited La Leche League Leader, and local in person support groups. For more information, call 206-522-1336.
  • The National Breastfeeding Hotline - Speak with trained breastfeeding peer counselors who can help answer common breastfeeding questions in English or Spanish. They’re available Monday through Friday, 6 AM to 3 PM PST. For more information, call 1-800-994-9662.
  • Nurturing Expressions offers in-home lactation support or private appointments at their office. All appointments include a complete breastfeeding assessment. Insurance billing available. For more information, call 206-763-2733.
  • Explore phone apps such as Glow Nurture, which provides daily health tips and postpartum support or Baby Nursing - Breastfeeding Tracker, an easy to use app that helps you track your baby’s nursing progress, growth and more.
  • Your healthcare benefits may cover breastfeeding-related resources and services, such as a breast pump.For specific information, contact your health plan or Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Operations at 206-684-1556 or kc.benefits@kingcounty.gov

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